Monday, July 14, 2014

Monday Made and ice cream...

This is my first official Monday Made It of the summer...
at home...with all my supplies.
Actually, I spent the day with Miss Nelson craftin' away...
at her house.
Both of us LOVE linkin' up with sweet Tara from 
4th Grade Frolics and both get into some serious trouble
for makin' a mess everywhere.
Maybe that's why we decided last summer to create
a store together called Double Trouble.
Glitter, glue guns, giggles...doesn't sound so troublesome to me, 
but what do I know?

In my classroom, I have a different colored table bucket on each
of my six tables.
Yes, I do tables in 5th grade and it's one of the best
decisions I have ever made in my teachin' career.
In the past, I have stored pencils, pens, etc. in plastic cups
that go inside the bucket.

This year, I wanted to switch it up a lil' bit.
I did a little sneak peek on Instagram.
Make sure you link yours up today and use #mondaymadeit
I like to go back and stalk browse your pictures!
I bought some mason jars at Michael's for $1.50 a piece and
some pretty flowers for 30% off each flower...
makin' each flower $1.39.
I already had some tulle that I had bought at Hobby Lobby last summer.
I used them for this craft here.
I cut off the the stems on each flower and then wrapped the tulle
around the plastic green part.
I put some hot glue in there to keep the tulle inside.
I wrapped the tulle with the flower around the jar and dropped
some pens and highlighters in each one.  
They are so bright and festive!
I can't wait to get the flower caddies in my buckets.

You can check out what the rest of my classroom decor
looks like here.
Kirsten Terborg asked me to make a custom set of 
for her this past week.
I wrote about them here.

These are new.
They can be used for Addition/Subtraction or
Multiplication/Division Fact Families.
These will help motivate students to learn their facts
and will give them somethin' to look forward to when
they know they will be gettin' an ice cream
sundae party at the end.
Want to know more about Behavior Beads?
Click here and here.

These are on sale again for $2.50 on Monday and Tuesday.
I will be usin' Sign Up Genius to ask parents for
Ice Cream Sundae Party donations for students
after learnin' their multiplication fact families.
I always like to send home Thank You notes
to students and parents for participating in somethin'
or for donatin' items to our classroom.
It's just the sweet thing to do and
I hope my students learn to do the same for others.

I have made a FREEBIE for anyone
that is usin' Fact Families-Behavior Beads in their class
You can click here or on the pictures.

I made Miss Nelson and I some homemade ice cream
to celebrate Monday Made It.

1) Open freezer and pick out desired dessert.
2) Take lid off of carton.
3) Scoop contents out into bowl with a spoon.
4) Eat and enjoy at home...that's what makes it homemade.
Total kitchen time from start to finish...approximately 5 minutes...
maybe less if you have an awesome ice cream scoop.

The real stuff:'s SO Delicious!

My best Monday Made It food item...ever!
I'm even goin' to link it up with Christy at 
Eating, Drinking, Linking...Oh My!

My friend Cassie Lea over at Funky in Fourth
is havin' an AWESOME giveaway!
Head over and check it out!

Happy Monday, friends!


  1. Tables are the best! Your original caddies are really cute. Where did you find them? Love your homemade ice-cream:-)

    1. Thanks, Monica! I got my caddies at Walmart. They had them in each color of the six colors I use (pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple). I see them there every year, but I haven't checked this year. They are shower caddies. I think the glass jars will fit in there nicely and can be taken out if need be.

    2. Thanks. I'll have to go check my local Walmart. I'm in the market for new caddies.

  2. Haha that homemade ice cream was to die for! I'm really loving the flower jars. I need you to make me some yellow ones. PRETTY PLEASE!

  3. CUTE!!! Your jars turned out adorable. As for the homemade ice cream... Sounds like a nice morning treat. maybe a reward for exercise?
    Mrs. Brown Loves Bookworms

  4. I must say, I love the bright colors of your flower jars! Great idea! Your fact family beads look great, too. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas!


  5. Wow! It looks like you were busy! I have yet to do a Monday Made It! Seeing your cute ideas has me motivated. Love the beads. My students loved them last year... Off to get these., BTW thanks for being my one faithful follower! :)

    1. Yes, should definitely do Monday Made It. I'm so glad your kids loved the beads last year!!! XO

  6. I love the flower jars. So fun and colorful. Those are really nice caddies. I keep thinking I need to attempt to make homemade ice cream.

    ~April Walker
    The Idea Backpack
    Balancing the Backpack

  7. I love, love the flower jars - adorable. I need to make some of those. I have some flowers that I bought to make headbands for the girls - never did. I guess they will be jars now.

    Kinder Princess

  8. The flower jars are sooooo cute! Love how colorful they are, too! You are not nice, showing pics of your homemade ice cream. I am now seriously dying for ice cream and it's not even nine in the morning! LOL!


  9. Your homemade ice cream had me cracking up! And love the flowers! Gerber daisies are my favorite.
    Southern Fried Teachin’

    1. They were just too colorful not to put in my cart!

  10. Haha you're such a stinker- I was really expecting an ice cream recipe and I was like, OMG she MADE that?!! And now you've tempted me to go see how fast I can make homemade ice cream.


  11. I really want to move to caddies for my table groups this year! I love how easily they can be organized and each item has a compartment where it belongs.
    Keep Calm and Hoot On

  12. I love your recipe for homemade ice cream! I think I'll make some of that myself for dessert tonight. ;)

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  13. I love your table caddies. I used those too when I had a real classroom. Now my lab tables have 6 drawers and we use those for all our junk! The flowers are great, too! But most importantly, I am going into the kitchen right now to make some homemade ice cream! Thanks for the tutorial!
    Teachers Are Terrific!

  14. Oh my! You have been a busy little bee! I love your ice cream recipe. So easy! Lol! Welcome home!
    Grade 4 Buzz

  15. I love your table caddies and the flowers are amazing. I love the colours!! I was just about to buy new caddies but they were too small) - I will check out Walmart, thanks! I love, love my set of your behaviour beads - I will be using them for addition so a super big thanks for the freebie.

  16. OH MY WORD!! Those flower caddies are the cutest things I've ever seen!! Such a clever idea!
    Polka Dot Lesson Plans

  17. The flower caddies are super cute!! I can think of ways to use those around my house too. I love your rock and roll decor.

    Get Your Science on in Room 701

  18. Totally Adorbs!!! I love your colorful and crafty self!
    Short and Sassy Teacher

  19. Loving all of this adorableness! You are an creative inspiration!!!! These flower caddies are adorable and I just might have to attempt to do those as well! So bright and fun! Oh and I LOVE your homemade ice cream ;-) Even I can make that kind of homemade!

    Learning to the Core

    1. The caddies were so easy...once I figured out what I was doing! The ice cream by far was the easiest thing I have ever done!!!

  20. haha, homemade icecream. LOVE IT!! Haha....


    Learning to be awesome

  21. I love your fact family behavior beads. I am going to pass the link on to my partner teacher. (She teaches my class math.) I think I'm going to try that ice cream recipe with chocolate chip.

    Fit to be Fourth

  22. Love the caddies. You are so clever to use mason jars (uber cute ones of course) inside of the caddies. Clever, clever lady! So, I think this homemade ice-cream looks fabulously delicious. Hm. Maybe the hubs will want some and I can send him on a grocery run. I will just show him how easy it was for you to make it! That should convince him!!!

    Funky in Fourth

  23. LOL at your ice cream made it

    Those mason jars with flowers look gorgeous!

    Anisa @ Creative Undertakings

  24. Thanks for stopping by my blog!! I love the flower caddies and of course the ice cream looks amazing!

  25. Haha! I love your homemade ice cream! That's my kind of diy. The flowers look so happy and inviting! I think it's so cool that you and Miss Nelson can get together for crafting fun!

    Don't Let The Teacher Stay Up Late

  26. Your homemade ice cream sounds wonderful!! Maybe you should open an ice cream parlor!
    A Tall Drink of Water

  27. Your homemade ice cream sounds so yummy... I'm really wishing I was with you and Miss Nelson to help you eat it! :) I'm also looking into the fact family behavior beads with my team. Pretty neat!
    Mrs. Bentin's Blackboard

  28. you had me totally cracking up with the homemade ice cream. The hubs even asked me, What the heck are you laughing about. I do love coconut milk ice cream too. The flower jars are super cute! I love having tables and supply caddies. Nobody says, my pencil is not in my

    Luv My Kinders

  29. Sign up genius is a genius! Ibises it last year and it saves me sooooo much time!!!!!
    Rockin Resources

  30. I just laughed out loud on your homemade ice cream. Best ever!


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